Covered Wagons: About Face

An Chinese colleague working here in Copenhagen told me today that her greatest shock about living in Denmark wasn’t the snow this winter (thought it was the first snow she’d ever seen in real-life, so I tried real hard to convince her). It was our tradition, or missing tradition, in giving face. The above linked article explains pretty well how the Western face differs from the Eastern face. Interesting.

Your brain is out of date in 27 years. Danish article on the Turing test.

Design Not Found: The Best and Worst of Contingency Design (design for when things go wrong)

Interesting idea. Putting focus on contingency is a good thing, and is often overseen by designers in a have-to-be-quick world of prototyping. Bad thing is that the people behind it are doing it for commercial purposes.